Born as Diana Jean Krall, Krall has established herself as one of the most successful jazz vocalists of all time. She was born in Nanaimo, Canada in 1964. She plays piano and sings. Her vocal range belongs to the contralto range, which is the lowest range for a female vocalist when singing classical music. She is one of the bestselling jazz musicians in the world and she has made sure her legacy as a jazz musician will stay in our history books.
Krall started learning piano at a very early age. She started to take lessons at the The Royal Conservatory of Music. When she became a teenager and could start working, she would play piano for many local restaurants in her area. She was able to attain a scholarship in Boston at the Berklee College of Music.Read More ...
Krall has been releasing music since 1993. She was slowly gaining a fan base but really hit her strides as a best seller in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Her third album was nominated for a Grammy and she gained considerable fame. She started to tour and perform with huge jazz music acts such as Ray Charles and Tony Bennett. She has become a large source of Canadian pride. She became an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2005 and was inducted into the Canada Hall of Fame in 2004. Nanaimo Harbourfront Plaza, a place in her hometown, was renamed the Diana Krall Plaza in 2008.
Billboards named Krall as the second Jazz musician of the 2000s decade because of how many best sellers she has. She is one of the only musicians to have more than five albums debut at the top of the Billboard Jazz Albums chart. She has won a couple of Grammys and more than five Juno awards. The RIAA has certified all her albums and she has golds, platinum, and multi-platinum albums.